On April 21, 2012, the Jeanne Jugan Residence celebrated another great friend raiser day at their 5th Annual Rock for the Aged. This year we were rocking for much needed medical equipment. With a 50’s theme the auditorium and mall area were decorated and ready for our rockers and friends. Our MC for the day was Bob Piane, Jr. and he kept the auditorium hopping the entire time with the music provided by our own AJJ DJ’s Ron and Con Bright. Our dance floor was really swinging to the oldies and we had a wonderful dance group from a nearby senior center that kept everyone up and dancing.
In addition to rocking and rolling we had karaoke contests and cake walks every hour and well as our door prize drawings. Our food court served up bubba burgers and hotdogs hot from the grill. The Chick Fil A cow paid us a visit and joined right in with the dancing and cake walk. We had lovely donated baskets on the tombola table as well as a few items that we began taking chances on a few weeks in advance that were made by a couple of our Residents, i.e. wishing well, counted cross stitch picture and a cat condo. We also had a fantastic baked table with delectable homemade items for sale. Many of our guests played the wheel and our plinko game to win nice prizes and/or plants. For the children we had ring toss, duck pond pull and bean bag toss all set up in the courtyard and they too won tickets to cash in for prizes tailored just for them. The time went quickly, as we anxiously awaited the drawings from the tombola table as well as our raffles and 50/50. Everyone was pleased with their winnings and really had a fun-filled day.
Special thanks went out to many of our Association members, employees and volunteers that pulled off the day without a hitch. We raised over $10,000 thanks to our many family members, staff and friends that either sponsored someone or got friends to sponsor them. A special shout out to our Resident, Thelma Brasure, who once again raised the most money for a resident.Way to go Thelma!